(CNN) Tiger Woods’ rollover car crash led to serious leg injuries and a flurry of medical terms most people aren’t familiar with. The 45-year-old golf legend was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on Tuesday after the wreck. The hospital’s chief medical officer described his injuries and immediate treatment in a statement posted to Woods’ Twitter account : Tiger Woods is recovering from major surgery after a high-speed car crash “Mr. Woods suffered significant orthopaedic injuries to his lower right extremity that were treated during emergency surgery,” Dr. Anish Mahajan said. “Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilized by inserting a rod into the tibia. Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilized with a combination of screws and pins. “Trauma to the muscle and soft tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling.” Read More Here’s what all that means and what could be next for the elite athlete: What are comminuted open fractures? Woods’ fractures affected his right tibia and fibula, which are the two long bones directly under the knee . A… Read full this story
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